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Housing aid program closing in days after spike in demand. SC Housing rolled out SC Stay on Feb. 18 with $25 million in CARES Act funding to divvy up among applicants to help them catch up on back-payments. The program is no longer taking application after demand exploded in its first days. Source: WIS TV

South Carolina tax refunds might be small, may not arrive at all. If you owe money, your tax refund may be intercepted this year by a little-known state-run program that can take all or part of the proceeds to pay off past-due bills to a wide range of creditors. Source: The Post and Courier

McMaster says Biden’s relief bill discriminates against S.C. South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster voiced his opposition to what he called a new standard for allocating federal funds to states in the coronavirus relief package passed Saturday by the U.S. House of Representatives. Source: The State

Trump teases 2024 bid at presidency at CPAC, fires warning shot at Republicans. Former President Donald Trump went through, by name, every Republican who voted in support of his second impeachment in his first public appearance since leaving office before teasing a potential run for president in 2024. Source: Politico

North Charleston paves way for townhomes despite community pushback. North Charleston leaders agreed to a rezoning that will allow development of more than 200 affordable townhomes, despite traffic and flooding concerns raised by hundreds of residents. Source: The Post and Courier